domestic partner

domestic partner
noun
a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul
Hyponyms: ↑lover, ↑spouse, ↑partner, ↑married person, ↑mate, ↑better half

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noun, pl ⋯ -ners [count]
US formal : a person you live with and have a sexual relationship with but are not married to
Domestic partner is usually used in legal situations.

The organization is trying to get tax and insurance benefits for domestic partners.

domestic partnership noun, pl ⋯ -ships [count]

People in domestic partnerships qualify for insurance benefits.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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